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We are the Latin America Committee
of German Business

The Latin America Committee of German Business (LADW) draws on the competence of industry to develop business cooperation between Germany and Latin America so as to render it more focused, more efficient, and ultimately more effective. The business-driven body is hosted by the Federation of German Industries (BDI) in Berlin.

The CEO Agenda for Economic Cooperation with Latin America

 

A publication by LADW and McKinsey & Company for decision-makers from politics and business.

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LADW Zitat

Andreas Renschler, LADW Chairman

„Latin America is an important and promising region for German companies. This is the conviction with which we compete.”

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About us

The LADW unswervingly represents the interests of German business vis-à-vis its economic and political partners in Germany and Latin America. It is committed to the consistent expansion of economic collaboration.

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OUR Members

Leading representatives of German business with a strong interest in Latin America are involved in the LADW. Get to know us.

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News and More

Sunday Brief

Is South America on the verge of a slide to the left in politics?

However, this new generation of leftists – unlike its predecessors in the 2000s – would have fewer resources at its disposal.

Chile’s experiment could become a model for all of Latin America

The country is now electing a constituent assembly. Within one year, it will negotiate a new constitution. This is an attempt to rebuild trust in democracy.

Is the credit window closing for Latin America?

Corporations and states in the region can usually obtain credit abroad without any problems. Nevertheless, financing could become more difficult.

News

Economic development and climate protection are mutually dependent

Brazilian Vice President Mourão talks with LADW about economic cooperation, climate and the EU-Mercosur agreement.

Let’s talk more with each other…

Latin America is and remains an important market for German companies – despite the corona crisis.

Why Latin America?

Strategically positioned between Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, the 650 million predominantly young consumers create an innovation-friendly market with great potential and with a GDP of US$ 5.5 billion. German companies have been making their way here for over a century.

Today they are viewed as part of society. Shared political, economic and social values make Latin America an important ally to Germany, particularly in key areas such as trade, climate protection and energy policy.

Facts

Degree of urbanisation 78 %
Votes at the United Nations 17 %
Access to world trade 70 %
Energy production from renewable sources 56 %
Share of the world's freshwater reserves 33 %

Key facts German industry in Latin America

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What we want
More intensive economic cooperation with Latin America through the creation and promotion of active and collaborative relationships between governments and business.
Who we are
A representative selection of opinion-leaders and decision-makers from the German economy who believe in Latin America.
What we do
We provide actual impetus for economic cooperation with Latin America while calling for and promoting political support for such cooperation.